Recognition for Exceeding Standards

Fort Bragg leadership presented certificates of appreciation to Fayetteville Technical Community College’s Basic Skills Education Program staff members Sybil Sasaki, BSEP coordinator; Robin McCarty, math instructor; Lydia Smith, English instructor; David Guzman, math instructor; and Risa Cheney, math and English substitute instructor, Friday, at the Bragg Training and Education Center. (Photo by Brad Losh, FTCC Media Services)


The Basic Skills Education Program (formerly known as FAST) is the commanders’ primary on-duty education program. BSEP is a refresher course covering both math and English that soldiers take to help raise their GT scores when re-testing on the Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT). BSEP is a teacher-facilitated program with computer lessons for learning enhancement.

The program goals are to promote retention, increase re-enlistment options, and improve job performance. Classes begin on the first workday of the month, except for July. Morning and afternoon sessions are available each month, and evening classes are offered quarterly.